Royal Agio introduced the San Pedro de Macoris line at the 2018 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas with an Ecuador and Brazil lines. They have followed those two successful lines this year with the Nicaragua and Sun Grown lines which debut at the 2019 TPE show in Las Vegas this past February. You can watch our coverage video of the San Pedro de Macoris from the 2018 IPCPR where master blender for Royal Agio, Francisco Bautista, discusses the lines. Today, I’m reviewing the Sun Grown robusto to be followed up by the Nicaragua shortly. Let’s take a look at the line.
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
- Binder: Dominican
- Filler: Dominican
- Size: 5 1/8 x 52
- Vitola: Robusto
- MSRP: $5.50
The cigar has a nice medium brown wrapper with a hint of redness to it with a well applied cap. The band is quite nice as well and the colors really pop. The draw was spot on with notes of wood and a rich earthiness.
The San Pedro de Macoris Sun Grown starts off with a nice savory flavor profile. I get notes of oak, vanilla, cinnamon, with a hint of leather. The flavors meld very well together with a medium body. The draw and burn are also perfect with a medium finish.
The San Pedro de Macoris Sun Grown changed very little in the last half. I get mostly the same notes except it was more woody with less vanilla and a slight citrus note. The cigar is still medium bodied with a medium finish. The cigar needed a bit of a touch up, but overall burned quite well.
Overall, I really enjoyed this cigar. The sweet, savory flavor profile was really enjoyable and the construction was really good. It’s hard to believe this is more of a budget cigar, but the San Pedro de Macoris Sun Grown smoked like a more expensive cigar. For only $5.50 for the robusto, you really can’t go wrong. I’m a big fan of sun grown wrappers and, with it medium body, I think it’s approachable for most cigar smokers whether you enjoy mild or full bodied cigars. Check them out at you local cigar shop.